Whether you are searching for a new physical challenge or a way to incorporate yoga into your exercise routine, Beth Shaw’s YogaFit will help you reach your physical potential.
Expanded and updated, this highly acclaimed program combines challenging conditioning work with strength- and flexibility-building yoga to create a total-body workout.
With YogaFit, you’ll have not only increased overall health, energy, and vitality but also a stronger and leaner body, reduced stress, better posture, improved concentration, and a higher level of fitness.
Written by Beth Shaw, an internationally renowned expert on fitness and yoga, this book presents more than 100 YogaFit poses organized into workout routines that you can use every day. The text includes information on using YogaFit as a training tool for sports and creating personalized routines to meet your own needs. The full-color photo sequences and step-by-step instruction make it more accessible than ever!
Join the more than 250,000 trained YogaFit instructors and the millions of people who have already tried Beth Shaw’s YogaFit and proved that it works. You’ll get results in a few weeks—and benefits that last a lifetime.
PART I: Preparing to Be YogaFit
Chapter 1: The YogaFit Lifestyle
Chapter 2: YogaFit Essentials
Chapter 3: YogaFit Breathing
Chapter 4: The Three Mountains of YogaFit: Warm-Up, Work, and Cool-Down
PART II: Purposeful Poses
Chapter 5: Core Strength and Stability
Chapter 6: Standing and Balance Poses
Chapter 7: Forward and Backward Bends
Chapter 8: Twists
Chapter 9: Deep Relaxing Stretches and Inversions
PART III: Putting It All Together
Chapter 10: Workouts for Fitness and Sports
Chapter 11: Yoga as Therapy
Chapter 12: Meditation
Appendix A: The Chakras
Appendix B: Recommended Reading and Shopping
Appendix C: YogaFit Teacher Training and Partnering Program
Appendix D: YogaFit Lifestyle Nutrition Principles (tentative)
Beth Shaw is the president and founder of YogaFit, Inc., the largest yoga school in the world. She is recognized as one of the leading experts in the fields of mind–body fitness, health, and nutrition. Shaw is the innovator behind many fitness trends, including YogaFit, YogaLean, and YogaButt. The first and second editions of Beth Shaw’s YogaFit (Human Kinetics) have sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide. YogaLean was published by Ballantine Books/Random House in 2014 and is quickly climbing to best-seller status. Her next book,Yoga for Athletes, is scheduled for release in 2016.
Shaw and her company have been featured in Time, Huffington Post, USA Today, O: The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Washington Post, Self, More, and Entrepreneur as well as on CNN, CBS, NBC, Showtime, and E! Entertainment Television. She speaks frequently at universities and corporations on mindfulness in the workplace, health, fitness, and the business of spirituality. Shaw works with the NFL and its officials and is currently on the CanFitPro advisory panel and the Long Island University board of advisors.
Shaw earned bachelor’s degrees in business administration and nutrition and holds numerous certificates in fitness disciplines. She is an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) and is a trained yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She has studied yoga in India and Asia.
A lifelong student of fitness, psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and health, Shaw is committed to helping people find their own perfect health both physically and mentally. YogaFit has committed to giving $1 million in free yoga trainings to those in need. Her nonprofit organization, Visionary Women in Fitness, grants scholarships to women. Shaw has dedicated her life to YogaFit and the transformational growth that the company creates globally. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.